The following prayers are offered to assist the faithful during the threat of the coronavirus.
Petitions for the Healing from Coronavirus
Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” At your command, the sick were made well. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, give your command that we may be spared from this illness and experience your healing love, Lord, hear us and have mercy.
Supreme Physician of our souls and bodies, heal those who are ill from coronavirus, have mercy on those who have died and comfort their families, grant the wisdom to those searching for a cure, and help us, through your peace, to overcome our anxiety and fear, Lord, hear us and have mercy.
PRAYER for the time of pandemic
Almighty and Eternal Lord, You do not want the sinner to die, but you want him to convert and live. You sent salvation through your only begotten Son, who commanded us, “Ask, and it will be given to you; search and find; knock, and they will open to you ”.
Therefore, we fall before You and we tearfully pray to You: “Do not enter into judgment with us, but mercifully turn away Your righteous anger from us and subdue disease bringing death, that in these times affects the human race unexpectedly. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, and save your people, that they may live in good health according to Your commandments and glorify Your holy Name. Have mercy and visit the sick with this illness; lift them from their bed of infirmity and restore their spiritual and physical health; and the souls of those who have already passed away from this disease in the faith and hope of the resurrection, give them peace with your saints, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no sighing, but life everlasting. ”
By the prayers of the Most Holy Theotokos and ever virgin Mary, the protection of the honourable heavenly incorporeal powers and guardian angels, with the grace of your only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom belongs all glory, honour, and worship with the eternal Father, and the Most Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever.
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.